The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) joined together to speak with one voice on drinking water and wastewater issues. The 2011 Water Matters! Fly-In was attended by more than 160 people, from every U.S. state, representing a cross-section of the entire water community. To view a video clip from the event.
- Water Environment Federation (WEF)
- 2011 water matters! Fly-In in washington D.C. was a tremendous ...
AWWA testifies on potential improvements to Safe Drinking Water Act
In a U.S. House subcommittee hearing today, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) testified that updates to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) are overdue and necessary to assist communities with water infrastructure and compliance challenges. Speaking before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment during Infrastructure Week, Water Utility Council Chair Kurt Vause presented AWWA’s suggestions related to funding, utility management and regulatory compliance. “An updating of the 1996...
AWWA advocates for water infrastructure investment as Drinking Water Week ends
As Drinking Water Week concludes, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are advocating for investment in the repair and replacement of local water infrastructure. It’s critical that water infrastructure is maintained properly given that public health, economic vitality, fire protection and quality of life rely on it. However, much of the water infrastructure in North America needs to be repaired and replaced because of the length of time water pipes have been...
CH2M selected to provide operations and maintenance services for Township of Lucan Biddulph
CH2M`s partnership will provide expertise on water quality sampling for the Township`s drinking water quality management system, including the transmission and distribution of potable drinking water to consumers and services. The Township of Lucan Biddulph in Ontario, Canada, selected CH2M to provide operations and maintenance services for the Lucan Biddulph Water System for the next five years. The water system includes an inline booster station, elevated storage tower, reservoir and a reservoir pumping...
Water customers encouraged to care for pipes during Drinking Water Week
As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are encouraging householders to care for their homes’ pipes. Many things can unnecessarily clog a home’s plumbing system, including “flushable” wipes, and fats, oils and grease. Each year, these clog pipes, back up systems and harm the environment when they aren’t disposed of properly. Specifically, flushable wipes, facial tissue, paper towels and medications should...
AWWA encourages consumers to check and fix leaks during Drinking Water Week
As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are encouraging homeowners to check and fix leaks inside and outside the home. Consumers are encouraged to quickly and efficiently fix leaks in and around their homes to prevent water waste. To test for leaks inside, customers should shut off everything connected to water and inspect the home’s flow indicator on the water meter. If the indicator continues to move, even with everything off,...